Congratulations! You’re having a baby! Whether it’s your first or not, the birth of your child is one of the most important moments of their life as well as yours, but maybe having your birth filmed is not quite what you had in mind.
Maybe you’d rather have a movie that celebrates your newborn, but that you could also share with your family and friends.
Maybe you’d rather be filmed in the comfort and privacy of your home, after some rest, a shower and a change of clothing.
And perhaps you’d rather get the beautiful fresh moments of your baby’s life in their new environment, with their siblings and/or grandparents and even the family pet!
If this resonates with you, then My First Days Movie might just be the perfect option for you.
My First Days Movie is a short lifestyle session filmed within the first couple of weeks of your baby’s life. Newborns change so fast, that getting these moments early is essential. The finished movie will reveal moments such as bonding, eye contact, nursing, baby close-ups, with siblings and/or grandparents, bathing, caring for, or simply marveling at the new life you created.
What exactly is My First Days Movie?
My First Days Movie is a short lifestyle session filmed within the first couple of weeks after your baby’s birth, and once you’ve had some time to rest and adjust to your new life. It’s a great option for those who are not comfortable with having their actual birth filmed, yet still want their newborn’s fresh moments beautifully captured. This session is filmed during the day, which allows for more creativity and better image quality due to the extra light. It’s not only your child’s first days, but it’s also your first days as their parent. Newborns change so much and so fast; therefore getting these moments early is essential. If booked with a birth, My First Days Movie is half off and will be added to your baby’s Birth Movie.
Do we meet before my birth?
Absolutely. If you live within 20 miles from me (90068), I would like to meet at your home, otherwise, we could have a skype/face time chat. This is when I would answer your questions and find out about your wants and vision for this movie. I will also want to see what kind of lighting is available at your home.
Will you be on call for my birth?
Yes. Though there is much more time flexibility, I would still be on call for your birth from your EDD (Estimated Due Date) until four weeks after your EDD. Once your baby is born we would schedule a mutually convenient date for filming within the first 2 weeks after birth. If you need more time and prefer to wait, we could schedule it for a later date. Keep in mind that newborns change fast. The filming date could also be planned around grandparents and/or sibling arrival.
How long is the session?
Approximately 2-3 hours.
How long will My Family Time Movie be?
Approximately 3-4 min long, depending on the song I use. If booked with a birth, it will add 2-3 minutes to the length of your Birth Movie.
How soon will I get it?
Delivery time is within one month, depending on my workload. If you need it sooner, I offer a rush service for an additional 20% of your total fee.
How far will you travel to film My First Days Movie?
Within the greater Los Angeles area, I will travel 30 miles from my zip code (90068). For locations beyond 30 miles, there is a $2 per mile fee. Theoretically, if my schedule permits, I can travel anywhere. For more distant locations, however, additional fees such as airfare, ground transport, room, and board, etc., will be added.
How do you choose the music?
Due to copyright laws, I only use licensed music. As I edit, I carefully select a song to create a soundtrack that fits the emotion and enhances the final movie.
Or… Have you ever had a song written just for you or for someone you love? Your story to music. A special song that evokes all the love that you are. You can add a Custom Crafted Song by Chicago Singer/Songwriter, Vessy Mink, and bring something special to your memorable First Days Movie. Vessy will converse with you about all the things that make up this beautiful time of your life and what you would like your special song to convey. The end result will be a unique and inspiring song for your First Days Movie and an audio recording that you can cherish and share for years to come. You can also choose from one of Vessy’s pre-recorded songs for My First Days Movie. See rate sheet for cost details.
When is a good time to book you?
Once you’ve decided you want your First Days Movie filmed, call me. The sooner you reserve me, the better, as I could only take a limited number of clients at a time.
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